Late last week Samsung accidentally teased owners of their popular Galaxy S II smartphone when they posted and then retracted news that the phone would be getting the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, on March 10th. The inaccurate information was apparently put up on Samsung’s website by mistake. The company quickly corrected the mistake and promised that real news of the update would be coming at a later date.
Well, it looks like that later date is today. Samsung announced this morning that they would begin delivering Ice Cream Sandwich to the Galaxy S II today. The upgrade begins in Samsung’s native South Korea, as well as several European countries including Hungary, Poland, and Sweden. Other international rollouts have not yet been announced. A Samsung representative told Pocket Lint that customers in the UK would be getting Ice Cream Sandwich on March 19th, pending carrier testing and approval.
A request for comment concerning the US rollout has not yet been answered.
Samsung also announced that Ice Cream Sandwich would be coming to several more of its mobile devices in the coming months. After the Galaxy S II update, upgrades to the Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R, and most Galaxy Tabs are scheduled to “follow soon.”
Ice Cream Sandwich brings Android users a variety of cool new features, including Face Unlock, Photo Editor, and more – including the ability to download Chrome for Android.